An 18-year-old hijab model, Shatu Garko, has emerged winner of the 2021 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant.
Garko, a horse-riding lover, represented the North-West region of Nigeria during the pageant.
She has crowned the 44th queen of the competition during the ceremony held at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday night.
Despite being the youngest contestant amongst all the Miss Nigeria 2021 contestants Garko beat 17 others to become the first hijab-wearing model to wear the Miss Nigeria crown,
Garko is passionate about proving religion and culture are not barriers to following one’s dreams and achieving whatever a person sets out to achieve.
The new Miss Nigeria succeeded Etsanyi Tukura, a native of Taraba State, 43rd winner of the 2019 Miss Nigeria contest.